Digital technologies, eco-innovation and labour market outcomes

Session organisers:
  • Davide Consoli (CSIC – Ingenio and UPV, Spain)
  • Francesco Quatraro (BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto and Department of Economic and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Turin, Italy)

The advent of digital technologies has rejuvenated the debate on the economic and social effects of innovation. The so-called digital transformation has triggered a cascade of transformations in employment levels, the structure of labour markets as well as in the distribution of costs, benefits, challenges and opportunities associated with the digital transition. On similar grounds, the increasing concerns about environmental degradation have spur substantial efforts in the generation of green technologies, engendering important changes in labor demand. More recently, some studies have started investigating the possible interplay between these two trajectories.
This special session aims at bringing together empirical contributions on the interplay between the emergence of these new technological trajectories, labour market dynamics and inequalities under a geographical perspective. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Local skills configuration and the digital and/or green transition
  • Digital and/or green skills and labour market outcomes
  • Regional recombinant novelty and wage differentials
  • Digital and/or green technological externalities, labour market selection and wage differentials
  • Labour market composition and recombinant novelty
  • Digital and/or green transition and barriers to labour market participation by gender and/or race
  • The race between digital and/or green technology and education & professional training


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